Don't Let Me Down - Zach Zono
A Solo Show by Zach Zono b.1999
At Shreeji, Marylebone, London UK
Don’t Let Me Down is an exhibition of new works created during the first months of 2022 by London-based, South African-born artist Zach Zono. The show marks the artist's third full-scale solo presentation.
The exhibition continues to touch on Zono’s common themes of human emotion and self-discovery. These paintings though, also display a more vulnerable and tender approach to his craft. For the first time, the work is deliberately stripped back. There are aspects of negative space on display and a common palette employed that appears more restrained, muted, and mature.
“I wanted the show to challenge my own understanding of what my process is” he explains “I wanted to be able to look back and recognise that I was right in trusting my intuitions" referring to the show's title which is playfully ambiguous.
Also on view in the show are a number of works on paper. The contrast between paintings and these works can at times be stark however both sit in the same spectre of the artist's world.
Being born in Cape Town, South Africa. Zono says there is a continual homage to his hometown in his art, the recurring motifs and mark making are often interpreted silhouettes of the landscapes that would fill his bedroom window as a child.
Don’t let me down is on view until March 27th, 2022.